Research course

Educational Research (Independent Study)

Lancaster University · Educational Research

Entry requirements

A good honours degree and preferably a Master's degree, or its equivalent, and a viable research proposal.

Months of entry


Course content

Gain deeper insight into education research, become an autonomous researcher, and benefit from a strong research culture and excellent support as you work towards your PhD or MPhil.

We welcome applications for research degrees (PhD or MPhil) in any area of education in which our staff have expertise. Students work independently with an appropriate supervisor in face-to-face meetings at Lancaster or at a distance. Most students commence in October in order to make use of the Faculty’s research training courses but we are able to be flexible over start dates.

If you are interested in applying we strongly encourage you to read our 'Search for a Supervisor' page to match your research interests to the supervision specialisms that are available in the department.

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 with at least 6.0 for reading and writing and 5.5 for speaking and listening.

Fees and funding

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Kathryn Doherty
+44 (0)1524 593572